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Manufacturing

Develop a highly-skilled workforce with Kallidus

Supporting the manufacturing industry

We understand the challenges faced in managing learning and talent across a multi-functional, global, shift-operating workforce. Kallidus works in partnership with leading manufacturers to ensure they have the best solution in place to train and retain staff on and off the factory floor, without compromising productivity.

Developing fully-trained, engaged employees with specialist product and process knowledge who will champion innovation and increase profitability is key to future-proofing your business in a competitive industry. Kallidus can help you to manage all aspects of people development. From training temporary shift workers to creating agile succession plans to ensure key leadership roles are filled internally, we’ll deliver the solution to support your changing needs.

With 30% of workers to retire in the next decade, it’s vital to bring talent management to the top of the agenda to fill significant skills gaps.

At a glance

  • Evidence compliance across multiple sites
  • Deliver cost-effective refresher training at point of need
  • Minimise downtime with learning anytime, anywhere
  • Onboard quickly with scenario-based e-learning
  • Manage key performance trends on a global scale
  • Create flexible succession plans across divisions


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United Biscuits case study

United Biscuits streamlined learning and development, releasing 500 staff hours back into the organisation within three months and cutting training costs by 89% with Kallidus LMS.

The challenge

United Biscuits is the leading manufacturer of sweet and savoury snack foods in the UK, with seven manufacturing facilities in the UK alone and 4,600 UK staff, 80% of whom work on the factory floor in varying shift patterns. United Biscuits needed to streamline the management and delivery of training, improve access to blended learning, and manage skills gaps whilst minimising production downtime. They also needed to integrate data from legacy systems and make this available in a central location to evidence employee compliance.

The results

The flexibility and accessibility of Kallidus LMS has had key business benefits, and has enabled United Biscuits to make a significant return on investment.

  • With e-learning costing just £8 per head, per session, compared with £78 for classroom learning, United Biscuits reduced training costs by 89% and saved almost 500 staff hours in the first three months alone.

  • 24/7 multi-platform capability has enabled staff to access learning at the time of need, whether they are onsite or at home.

  • Given that every three years a third of the food-handling workforce need to refresh their safety training, Kallidus LMS will produce substantial savings when implemented across Europe and beyond.

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"Kallidus has helped us put learning firmly on the corporate agenda and we are starting to see a change in organisational culture to one where people are empowered to manage their own learning and make decisions at the right time."

Lisa McCandless, Head of Learning and Development

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